New chief executive for Claims Solutions Group

Bill Paton

Law firm DAC Beachcroft has appointed Bill Paton as the new chief executive of its Claims Solutions Group (CSG). 

Paton will join DAC Beachcroft from Zurich, where he was European claims director, on 1 October 2012.    

He will work in tandem with Duncan Rutter and James Morris, practice head and chairman respectively of CSG, which includes 36 partners and approximately 600 fee earners.

DAC Beachcroft managing partner, Paul Murray, said: “We are delighted Bill has agreed to join DAC Beachcroft as the next challenge in his career, and to share his industry experience, knowledge and skills with regards to consistency of service delivery and meeting the needs of our clients.! 

Paton added: “The opportunity to join DAC Beachcroft presents a new and exciting challenge in my career.  Law firms are now operating in a dramatically changing competitive environment. They will soon be competing with new entrants - operating without any of the historic constraints of the traditional law firm business model.”